3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 9, 2007 12:44 PM by MergeThis

    Converting PDF files to html

    Molaa Level 1
      I am trying to convert a number of .pdf files into html format for a webhelp project unfortunately when I convert them it makes several html pages unlike the MS word files which just produce one long page.
      I have downloaded a trail version of Adobe Acrobat 8 which allows you to convert the files into html but it does not hold the formatting of the original document and in one case some of the fonts turned white and you could not see the text. (I don’t seem to get this when converting MS Word documents)
      Is there anyway that individual html pages can be joined?
        • 1. Re: Converting PDF files to html
          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
          Hi Molaa

          That's normally the way a conversion to HTML format works. Normally in the world of HTML, you want your information on several smaller "bite size" chunks. I suppose if you honestly want it all on a single page, you could perform a copy/paste to put it all together after it gets converted to HTML.

          Cheers... Rick
          • 2. Re: Converting PDF files to html
            Molaa Level 1
            Hello Rick,

            You are correct I just want the data on one long page. Is it possible to do a copy and paste in html? If this can be done can you tell me how - I did to open a converted page in MS Word copied the content of another html page and then pasted it into the MS Word version but I lost the format .

            • 3. Re: Converting PDF files to html
              MergeThis Level 4
              If you must cut and paste, select everything within the BODY tags (but not the tags themselves), and paste that content in the appropriate area of the container file.

              Good luck,